UK food standards agency aims to rebuild trust in foodBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7092.1433a (Published 17 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1433
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
Plans to set up a food standards agency in Britain–to be known as the Food and Health Commission–were endorsed last week by the prime minister, Tony Blair, on the basis of a report commissioned from Professor Philip James, director of the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen.
Mr Blair said that he is determined to rebuild public confidence in the safety of food, after major scares over beef and outbreaks of Escherichia coli. He has …